November 16, 2012
"It was a Good Election for the Pro-Choice Movement -- But the Culture Wars Aren't Over!" Carole Joffe, Huffington Post blogs: Although "this year's election contained much good news for abortion rights supporters" at the federal level, in the states, "nothing will likely change," Joffe writes. She adds, "In spite of Obama's and Democrats' senatorial victories, the Republicans did very well in state races, and now control 30 governorships." Noting that Ohio lawmakers already announced plans to act on antiabortion legislation, she concludes, "The culture wars, at least on the abortion front, sadly are not going away" (Joffe, Huffington Post blogs, 11/13).
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